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Is an 11Gb export file considered 'Large' ?

I come from an Oracle DB background where an 11Gb export file would not be considered large..

Our current production Confluence instance running on MySQL is exporting at around 11Gb at the moment.

Is an 11Gb export file considered 'Large' in Confluence circles ?

I'm seeing some corruption on test imports at the moment, so I was wondering if size was a problem (so to speak)..


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Turned out that the the problem lay with the zip executable on the machine. It wasn't able to deal with files above a certain size. When I used another zip extractor, magically it all worked !

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CharlesH Jun 26, 2012
Tip: clean out the recycle bins for the spaces you think have the most edits. You don't want to export data (pages and larger attachments) that you don't really need.
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Matthew J. Horn Jun 25, 2012

Yes. We have about 500 pages in a confluence server and the total database export (minus the markup stuff) is less than 50 megs. That means you are exporting the contents of roughly 50,000 pages? I would say that's large.

We have a large quanitity of attachments, I'm guessing that makes a big difference..

Matthew J. Horn Jun 25, 2012

One thing I would do to reduce database load is to store the attachments on the file system (rather than in the database -- I'm guessing you already have done this, but figured I'd mention it if not). There's an option in the Admin panel to do that.

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Nic Brough [Adaptavist] Community Leader Jun 26, 2012

Pff, ours is about 150Gb. ;-)

I know it's down to attachments though - without them, it's more like 5Gb for 80,000 pages (and a lot of revisions)

Matthew J. Horn Jun 26, 2012

That's not a knife.


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